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The DJD Theater is proud to present the ArtWorks@TheDJD Series. This professional performance season is dedicated to presenting award-winning national and regional artists that reflect our community with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our programming.
ArtWorks@TheDJD grew out of an experimental artist grant project undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural digital series was a huge success. It provided commissioning grants to local artists and provided the community free access to the works during a time when most performing venues were closed.
This season features five award-winning national theater and musical acts you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets today!
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Select any 3 shows from the 2023-2024 ArtWorks@TheDJD series for just $75!
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
Rama Vaidyanathan is known for her fresh approach to Bharatanatyam, and for her unique choreographic skills. In this program’s North American premiere she presents compositions that are completely rooted in Bharatanatyam, and yet they will have a new perspective to the evolving Bharatanatyam vocabulary. While pushing boundaries in the choreography, she goes beyond the form to give visual imagery to poetry in different Indian languages. The program will have solo as well group presentations along with a live orchestra comprising of young talented musicians.
Tickets $29-$35 + fees
The DJD is proud to partner with the Natyananda School of Dance to present this production. $5 of every ticket sold will be donated to help the work of Natyananda in training the next generation of dancers.
Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:00 PM
America’s Legendary Comedy Improv Company!
The Second City’s What The Elf? features a seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and our trademark improvisation with a sprig of holiday mischief for a night of spirited fun. Funny, bright and original, Second City’s What The Elf? is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. The Second City has your ticket to all that’s ridiculous about this magical season!
Tickets: $29-$35 + Fees, this performance is profanity free and recommended for teens+
Friday, January 26, 2024, 7:00 PM
The New York Times, Miami Herald, and Jazz Times Magazine have compared powerhouse jazz vocalist Nicole Henry to Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole for her dynamic range, impeccable phrasing, and bluesy gospel style. Whether burning through a swing tune or gently caressing a ballad, Nicole truly makes each song uniquely her own and “aims right for the emotional center.” (Billboard)
The New York Times raved, “Every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman.” Broadway World says, “So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy that you can’t watch her without being drawn in.”
Her latest chart topping album, “Time to Love Again” features reimagined versions of jazz standards as well as soul, pop, and folk songs by masters like Anthony Newly, Stevie Wonder, Joan Armatrading, James Taylor, Rodger & Hart and Buffy St. Marie. Ms. Henry will tell real stories through peerless interpretations of songs from that CD release as well as music from her vast catalogue and repertoire. Expect to be transported and thoroughly entertained.
Tickets: $29-$45 + Fees
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Artworks@TheDJD.
Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00am & 2:00 PM
Tickets: $15-$20 + Fees
Special Discounted Family Four Packs Available!Select Four Upper Gallery Seats, and receive 20%.
Friday, June 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Cristal Laraé’s The Love Between Us explores the story of one woman’s profound love for her daughter and the inexplicable joy and soul-shattering heartbreak that comes along with loving a child she did not birth. Pieces from her past emerge as she navigates a life she is both grateful for and swore to never live.
This one-woman show peels back the layers to reveal the inner workings of a beautiful, complex, and often unexplored relationship. The Love Between Us is a story of family, identity, and of course, love.
It asks the age-old question, “What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?” but with a twist…
Tickets: $25 +fees
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
The ArtWorks@TheDJD performance series is funded in part by grants from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and The Daniel Foundation of Alabama.
Support is also provided by Jemison Investment Co. Inc., Altec/Styslinger Foundation, and Sidewalk Film Festival.
Please consider making a donation to help us continue bringing these programs to our community:
“With the ArtWorks@TheDJD series, the DJD Theater is proud to launch a professional series of top national and regional acts that reflect the diversity and talent of the people of Alabama.“
Director of the DJD Theater